• 104

    Saturday 29 July 1961


    Panel: Benny Green, Eira Heath, Spike Milligan, Pat Moss


    Records played:
    Lone Rider – Flee-Rekkers (Piccadilly) HIT
    Johnny Remember Me – John Leyton (Top Rank) MISS


    Spike Milligan said that it was “son of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’.”

    On Flee-Rekkers:
    Benny Green: “Sounds like the guitarist has electrocuted himself, and I wouldn’t be unhappy if the guitarist had been killed.”
    Spike Milligan: “If this was exported to Russia, it would mean war. It strikes a chord, too frequently. It’s repetitive, boring and it keeps pace with current trends so it will be a hit.”

    On Johnny Remember Me
    Spike Milligan: Is that Ghost Riders In The Sky? I was talking to Pat Moss as she’s so pretty. Can you play it again?
    Pat Moss: It sounds too much like a cowboy song.
    Benny Green: It has everything so it should be in quarantine.
    Eira Heath: The girl in the background is gorgeous.

    John Leyton: “‘Johnny Remember Me’ was voted a Miss on Juke Box Jury and I was a surprise guest. David Jacobs, to his credit, said the panel was wrong. I was very surprised when they voted it a Miss as everyone else liked it and I knew it was going to be in Top 10.”

    At the time Johnny Remember Me was released I was living with my Father in Hendon, North West London. The morning after ‘Harpers West 1’ was aired I received several congratulatory telephone calls from friends, relations and my father decided to walk down to the local record shop and buy a few copies, as he put it at the time “To help it on its way.” When he returned a little while later he said the record shop had completely sold out and it was only 11 o’clock in the morning! This was the first time that I thought that we might just have a hit on our hands.
    I called Robert Stigwood, my then manager, and he told me that everything was going crazy and the demand for Johnny Remember Me was so huge that EMI were going to re-press tens of thousands of more copies. It was at this point I thought yes, we DO have a hit on our hands but any thought of it going to No.1 were still a far cry. However this uncertainty did not last for long. The following week I had been booked to appear as ‘the mystery guest star’ on the BBC Television programme ‘Juke Box Jury’ that went out ‘live’ on Saturday 29th July.
    I quote from the letter received by Robert Stigwood requesting my presence at The Television Centre on Saturday 29th July.
    26th July 1961.
    “Dear Mr.Stigwood,
    Confirming my telephone conversation with your Secretary this afternoon, we should definitely like John Leyton to sit in ‘the hot seat’ for Juke Box Jury this Saturday 29th July.
    We should be grateful if you would arrange for him to be at The Television Centre, Shepherds Bush Green, at 6.40p.m. and we’d like him to report to the front of the Theatre, as he would be likely to run into Panellists if he came to the Stage Door.
    With many thanks.
    Margaret Hepworth
    (Secretary to Bill Cotton Jnr).”
    The Panellists that day were Spike Milligan, Benny Green, Pat Moss and Eira Hughes.
    Although the panel voted Johnny Remember Me a MISS by then it had already charted at No 15 in the Top 20 and shortly after was to spend 4 weeks in the No.1 position, spending in total 15 weeks in the UK charts.

  • 105

    Saturday 5 August 1961


    Panel: Sammy Cahn, Jack Payne, Helen Shapiro +1


    Records played:
    Nola – Judd Proctor (Parlophone)
    Too Many Beautiful Girls – Clinton Ford (Oriole) HIT 3-1
    “Even Jack Payne liked it,” Clinton told World’s Fair.
    Joy Ride – David Lisbon (Philips) HIT
    Breakaway – The Springfields (Philips)
    The Fish – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    Heart And Soul – Jan and Dean (London)
    Sea Of Heartbreak – Don Gibson (RCA)


    NME 110861

    JBJ says a hit for Bonnie Banks by Davy Jones (Pye)

  • 106

    Saturday 12 August 1961, 6.50-7.15pm

    (because of Test Match)


    Panel: From Tonight show, Cliff Michelmore, Derek Hart, Fyfe Robertson, Kenneth Allsop


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Pretty Little Angel Eyes – Curtis Lee (London)
    Scared – The Castells (London)
    I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate – Frances Faye (Vogue)
    I’ll Never Smile Again – Platters (Mercury)
    Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker (Columbia)
    I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline (Brunswick)
    Ain’t Gonna Wash For A Week – Brook Brothers (Pye)
    Should I – String-a-longs (London)

  • 107

    Saturday 19 August 1961


    Panel: Alan Freeman, Glen Mason, June Whitfield + 1


    Records played:
    I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door
    – Eddie Hodges (London)
    I’m Goin’ Home – Gene Vincent (Capitol)
    Someday – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Don’t Forget – Anne Shelton (Philips)
    Tenerife – Kenny Clayton (HMV)
    Sweet Little Sixteen – Michael Cox (HMV)
    Ding Dong John – David Eve (Pye)

  • 108

    Saturday 26 August 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, John Paddy Carstairs, Pete Murray +1


    David Jacobs, NME Annual 1963: “The best personality teenager is 16 year old Jane Asher. Jane has always something new and fresh to say – and she says it well. That’s why there will always be room on the panel for her.”

  • 109

    Saturday 2 September 1961, 6-6.25pm


    Panel: Shirley Abicair, Scilla Gabel, Ray Orchard, Eric Sykes


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Kon-Tiki – Shadows (Columbia)
    Together – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Get Lost – Eden Kane (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Have Any More Mrs Moore – David Kossoff (Oriole)
    Hurt – Timi Yuro (London)
    Who Put The Bomp – Viscounts (Pye)
    A Little Bit Of Soap – Jarmels (TopRank)
    Cryin’ – Roy Orbison (London)


    Well, I ask you. ‘Juke Box Jury’ voted Eden Kane’s ‘Get Lost’ a miss.
    Alley Cat, 8 September 1961

    Eden Kane: “The record got exposure and that’s what mattered. It didn’t matter whether it was voted a hit or a miss as any publicity was good publicity in those days. The girl in Lady Antebellum was on one of those TV star search programmes and didn’t get through, so what do judges know?”

  • 110

    Saturday 9 September 1961


    Panel: David Kossoff, Juliet Mills, Jimmy Savile +1


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Records played:
    Cinderella – Paul Anka (Columbia)
    Gonna Build A Mountain – Matt Monro (Parlophone)
    The Wedding – Anita Bryant (Philips)
    I Want Someone – Dick & DeeDee (London)
    The Mountain’s High – Dick & DeeDee (London)
    Gunga Din – Johnny Dankworth (Pye)
    Why Can’t You – Clarence Frogman Henry (Pye)
    You Don’t Know What You’ve Got – Ral Donner (Parlophone)

  • 111

    Saturday 16 September 1961


    Panel: Shirley Anne Field, Matt Monro, Pete Murray +1


    Producer: Bill Cotton Jr


    Spin-A-Disc: Sweet Little You (Sedaka): Granada (Sinatra): You Don’t Know (Donner)

    The BBC has banned songs from Stop The World. Reported in Daily Mirror 200961
    “Newley is getting a raw deal. Even JBJ is against him.”
    Pro-Newley, Skegness

  • 112

    Saturday 23 September 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Janet Munro, Cyril Ornadel +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Lonely For A Girl – Oliver Reed (Decca) HIT
    Mexico – Tony Osborne (HMV)
    Big Cold Wind – Pat Boone (London)
    Muskrat – Everly Brothers (Warners)
    One More Time – Sammy Davis Jr (Reprise)
    Winkle Picker Stomp – Earl Grant (Columbia)
    When Love Comes To Call – Tony Allen (Philips)
    All These Things – Kestrels (Decca)
    Sucu Sucu – Ted Heath (Decca)


    Rosemary Squires in Aladdin at Weston-super-Mare
    Askey paid 30g (file says 16.12.61)
    Oliver Reed in hot seat

    Record Retailer Top Tip, 28.09.61: Hard Hearted Hannah from the Temperance Seven (“no matter what happened to them at the weekend”)

    PFTP 121061
    “How many viewers spotted TV actor Ian Hendry obviously enjoying himself in the audience of JBJ on 23 September. He appeared to be singing Sucu Sucu and revealing perhaps another talent undiscovered. How about him making a JBJ panellist sometime?”
    Mrs Barbara Lewis, Harrow

  • 113

    Saturday 30 September 1961


    Panel: Jack Jackson, Howard Keel, Nicole Murray +1


    Producer: Stewart Morris


    Records played:
    Sweets For My Sweet – Drifters (London)
    My Boomerang Won’t Come Back – Charlie Drake (Parlophone)
    You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby – Bobby Darin (London)
    Mexicali Rose – Karl Denver Trio (Decca)
    The Hunch – The Jags (Decca)
    Marriage Go Round – Tony Bennett (Philips)
    What A Mess – Allisons (Fontana)
    Wild Wind – John Leyton (Top Rank)
    A Sweet Love – Crickets (Coral)

  • 114

    Saturday 7 October 1961


    Panel: Anne Aubrey, Carole Carr, Alan Dell +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles (HMV)
    Don Quijote – Nick Villard (Pye)
    Sad Movies – Sue Thompson (Polydor)
    Brigitte Bardot – Achilles (Fontana)
    When The Girl In Your Arms – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Let’s Get Together – Hayley Mills (Decca)
    Hey Look Me Over – Ronnie Hilton (HMV)
    I Understand – G-Clefs (London)
    When My Sugar Walks Down The Street – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Bluebird – Elaine and Derek (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles, This Time (Troy Shondell), Come September (Santo & Johnny) (Pye), I’m A Moody Guy (Fenton), Walkin’ Back To Happiness (Shapiro)

  • 115

    Saturday 14 October 1961


    Panel: Lew Luton, Pete Murray, Muriel Young +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Runaround Sue – Dion (Top Rank)
    Big Bad John – Jimmy Dean (Philips)
    Movin’ – Bill Black’s Combo (London)
    It Takes Love – Jane Morgan (London)
    Shadrack – Glen Mason (Parlophone)
    Lovable – Conny (Columbia)
    Take Five – Dave Brubeck Quartet (Fontana)


    Spin-A-Disc: One Track Mind (Bobby Lewis), The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen), Everlovin’ (Rick Nelson)
    Allisons given gold disc on TYLS. First British group to win one.

  • 116

    Saturday 21 October 1961


    Panel: Adam Faith, Alan Freeman, Helen Shapiro, Jane Asher


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    His Latest Flame – Elvis Presley (RCA)
    Heartaches – Marcels (Pye)
    Fool No 1 – Brenda Lee (Brunswick)
    Sewers Of The Strand – Spike Milligan (Parlophone)
    Bambino – Springfields (Philips)
    Tomorrow’s Clown – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    My Friend The Sea – Petula Clark (Pye)
    Bridge Of Love – Joe Dowell ()
    Time Has Come – Adam Faith (Parlophone)
    Do It Yourself – Josh MacRae (Pye)


    Spin-A-Disc: Take Good Care Of My Baby, Fool No.1, His Latest Flame

    From 1961 there was the innovation of the Hot Seat, where one of the artists whose records had been reviewed would be interviewed, one the first of these being Spike Milligan.  His record was Sideways Through the Sewers of the Strand, though it is hard to imagine that the discussion stayed on the subject in hand for long, given Milligan’s propensity for anarchy.  Both Helen and Jane were 15.

    “If my home is anything to judge by, everything stops for Juke Box Jury and every schoolboy can name 20 pop singers, even if he remains lamentably ignorant of the name of the Prime Minister, or the advantages and disadvantages of joining the Common Market.”
    The Times, “From a correspondent”

    Helen Shapiro: “You had no idea what they were going to play and you heard the tracks for the first time live on air. I loved doing that. It was great fun. It was not like now when everybody slags off everybody else. We were much nicer in those days and if you didn’t care for something you said it in a nice way, but I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.”

    Mike McCartney: “We watched Juke Box Jury religiously, especially when Jane Asher was. She was young, beautiful, had a well-cultured, Dad-admired accent and when she smiled, the set lit up. Paul and I both fancied her.”

    Jane’s agent, Neil Landor: “She is vivacious, articulate, and really enjoys pop music and has very definite views on what she likes and dislikes plus the ability to express them intelligently.”

  • 117

    Saturday 28 October 1961


    Panel: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bunny Lewis, June Marlow, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    You’re Only Young Once
    –Fabian (HMV)
    It Was A Lover And His Lass – Cleo Laine (Columbia)
    Bristol Stomp – Dovells (Columbia)
    Let True Love Begin – Nat ‘King’ Cole (Capitol)
    Midnight In Moscow – Kenny Ball (Pye)
    Tall Dark Stranger – Rose Brennan (Philips)
    Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee (London)
    I Never Had A Chance – Ricky Valance (Columbia)


    Zsa Zsa Gabor billed as “special guest” – quite a change from Sam Costa
    Spin-A-Disc: Under The Moon Of Love, Let True Love Begin, True True Love (Frankie Avalon) – with Peter West

    Zsa Zsa Gabor insisted that all the men on the show should wear a dinner jacket, and David Jacobs said, off the top of his head, that dinner jackets were never worn before 6.45 at Buckingham Palace.

  • 118

    Saturday 4 November 1961


    Panel: Sam Costa, Jackie Lane, Julia Lockwood +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Under The Moon Of Love – Curtis Lee (London)
    No Greater Love – Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
    Sweet Talk – Van Doren (HMV)
    Tower Of Strength – Paul Raven (Parlophone)
    Just Because – McGuire Sisters (Coral)
    Well I Ask Yew – Fred Walking-Stick (Pye)
    The Morning After – Mar-Keys (London)
    Rosalie – Alex Welsh (Columbia)
    Huey’s Song – Rocky Cole (Oriole)


    Spin-A-Disc with Alan Freeman: The Fly, Coffee Song, Tower Of Strength (Gene McDaniels)

  • 119

    Saturday 11 November 1961


    Panel: Adam Faith, John Leyton, Rita Tushingham, Leila Williams


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    Come Along Please – Bob Wallis (Pye)
    Crazy – Patsy Cline (Brunswick)
    The Coffee Song – Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    The Door To Paradise – Bobby Rydell (Columbia)
    The Savage – Shadows (Columbia)
    Summer Day – Kari Lynn (Oriole)
    Jubilee – Ken Jones (Parlophone)
    Just A Twinkle – David Macbeth (Decca)
    Do You Still Love Me – Pierce Rogers (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Big John, The Door To Paradise (Bobby Rydell), For Me And My Gal (Freddie Cannon)

    Daily Express 250462
    Michael Wale’s profile of Rita Tushingham: “Immediately after pleasing the intellectuals in A Taste Of Honey, she stunned them by appearing crop-haired on JBJ which has more sheer inanity per minute than anything I’ve ever heard.”

  • 120

    Saturday 18 November 1961


    Panel: Catherine Boyle, Petula Clark, Bunny Lewis +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:

    For Me And My Gal – Freddie Cannon (Top Rank)
    Give Us A Kiss For Christmas – Lionel Bart (Decca)
    I’ll Get By – Shirley Bassey (Columbia)
    Toy Balloons – Russ Conway (Columbia)
    My Heart Belongs To Only You – Jackie Wilson (Coral)
    Revival – Chris Barber (Columbia)
    Christmas Calypso – Tricia Marks (Parlophone)
    Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie – Eddie Cochran (London)
    Tonight – Ferrante & Teicher (HMV)


    Spin-A-Disc: Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie (Cochran), Just Out Of Reach (Burke), What A Party (Domino)

  • 121

    Saturday 25 November 1961


    Panel: Morey Amsterdam, Carole Carr, Jack Jackson +1


    Producer: Johnnie Stewart


    Records played:
    So Long Baby – Del Shannon (London)
    Tennessee Flat Top Box – Johnny Cash (Philips) Badly received
    Image, Part 1 – Hank Levine (HMV)
    Rockabye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody – Aretha Franklin (Fontana)
    The Charleston – Temperance Seven (Parlophone)
    The Baby Boy – Harry Belafonte (RCA)
    Watch Your Step – John Barry (Columbia)
    Johnny Will – Pat Boone (London)


    Spin-A-Disc with Denny Piercy: So Long Baby, Johnny Will, I Don’t Know Why (Linda Scott), Goodbye Cruel World

    Daily Express ad 301161
    “I can admit it now,” says David Jacobs, “After my very first morning on Housewives Choice, I wrote over 30 fan letters – all addressed to myself – just in case no one else did.”

     

  • 122

    Saturday 2 December 1961


    Panel: Jill Browne, Harry Fowler, Pete Murray, June Thorburn


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    You’ve Got To See Mamma – Kari Lynn (Oriole)
    String Of Camels – Johnny Dankworth (Columbia)
    Tonight – Ted Heath (Decca)
    I’d Never Find Another You – Billy Fury (Decca)
    Baby’s First Christmas – Connie Francis (MGM)
    Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen – Neil Sedaka (RCA)
    Love Can Be – Lena Martell (HMV)
    Happy Times – Tony Orlando (Fontana)


    Spin-A-Disc with Ted King: Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Baby’s First Christmas, A Thousand Feet Below (Terry Tyler), Let There Be Drums

    RT 301161
    This was the first time JBJ had ventured out of the studios.
    The BBC was having an At Home week in Portsmouth.
    The audience was to include naval ratings, who were bound to be more vociferous than the usual teenage audience.
    David Jacobs is ex navy himself, a Chatham rating.
    Pete Murray has done 40 JBJs: “We are friends but what we say is sometimes slanderous to each other.”
    Jill Browne is a third DJ as she is presenting her own BBC show.
    After she was previously on JBJ (Programme 89), she was invited to make a record and it will be out soon.
    When June Thorburn wants to slim, she puts on rock’n’roll records and jives away.

    David Jacobs was exasperated with Harry Fowler on ‘Juke Box Jury’.
    Alley Cat, 8 December 1961

     

  • 123

    Saturday 9 December 1961


    Panel: Jane Asher, Acker Bilk, Alan Freeman, Julie Wilson


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tokens (RCA)
    Son This Is She – John Leyton (HMV) MISS
    What A Crazy World We’re Livin’ In – Joe Brown (Pye)
    Surprisin’ – Joan Regan (Pye)
    Run To Him – Bobby Vee (London)
    Doin’ The Racoon – Laurie Johnson (Pye)
    My Kind Of Christmas – Johnny Mathis (Fontana)
    Walk On By – Leroy Van Dyke (Mercury)
    March Of The Angels – Big Ben Banjo Band (Columbia)


    Julie Wilson at the Talk Of The Town

    On Saturday, simultaneous appearances by Acker Bilk on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and ‘Juke Box Jury’.
    Alley Cat, 15 December 1961

    Spin-A-Disc wth Peppermint Twist, Please Don’t Go, Run To Him, Forgotten Dreams (Russ Conway)

  • 124

    Saturday 16 December 1961


    Panel: Charlie Chester, Alan Dell, Sandu Scott, Barbara Shelley


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee & the Starliters (Columbia)
    Turn Around Look At Me – Glen Campbell (Top Rank)
    Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night – Doug Sheldon (Decca)
    Make Up – Tom Carney (Polydor)
    Multiplication – Bobby Darin (London)
    Please Mr Postman – Marvelettes (Fontana)
    Lonely Boy – Benny Hill (Pye)
    The Language Of Love – John D Loudermilk (RCA)
    Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer – Beryl Bryden and Monty Sunshine (Columbia)

    Spin-A-Disc: Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night (Dino), The Avenger (Duane Eddy), Multiplication


    Times editorial, 231261
    The be-laurelled ten change at a scampering pace. No number can hope for an annual sovereignty, and the survival of a song depends on a disc in the home, the café and the youth club. The nation has become a Juke Box Jury with one verdict rapidly succeeding another.

  • 125

    Saturday 23 December 1961


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Catherine Boyle, Rosemary Squires, Jimmy Young


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Kissin’ Twist – Jack Hammer (Oriole)
    Tonight – Eddie Fisher (London)
    Three Eyed Man – Buddy Knox (London)
    Twistin’ The Mood – Joe Loss (HMV)
    Hey Little Girl – Jess Conrad (Decca)
    I’ve Gotta Stand Tall – Wynona Carr (Reprise)
    The Avenger – Duane Eddy (London)
    Find Another Fool – Glenda Collins (Decca)
    Please Don’t Go – Ral Donner (Parlophone)


    Spin-A-Disc: Lonely Christmas (Kerry Adams), Ember: Spanish Twist (Haley) London, London’s Skiffle Party

  • 126

    Monday 26 December 1961, 11.55am-12.20pm


    Panel: Jean Metcalfe, Hayley Mills, Pete Murray, Alan Rothwell


    Records played:
    Irresistible You – Bobby Darin (London)
    Treasure Island – Garry Miles (Decca)
    Mrs Mills Medley – Mrs Mills (Parlophone)
    The Fool – Johnny Burnette (London)
    The Young Ones – Cliff Richard (Columbia)
    Mama Darling – Monty Babson (Palette)
    Czardas – Nero & the Gladiators (Decca)
    I Didn’t Figure On Him To Come Back – Trevor Peacock (Decca)
    Maria – Roger Williams (London)
    Spanish Twist – Bill Haley (London) MISS

     

  • 127

    Saturday 30 December 1961


    Panel: Carole Carr, Anita Harris, Sid James, Bunny Lewis


    Producer: Harry Carlisle


    Records played:
    Come Running – Marty Wilde (Philips)
    Shalom – Eddie Fisher (HMV)
    You’re Following Me – Peter Gordeno (Parlophone)
    Bachelor In Paradise – Robert Holiday (HMV)
    Lonesome No 1 – Don Gibson (RCA)
    The Comancheros – Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
    Mistakes – Kaye Sisters (Philips)
    Revenge – Brook Benton (Mercury)
    Big Ben Twist – Fats & the Chessmen (Pye)


    Spin-A-Disc: Walk On By (Van Dyke), Turn Around (Campbell), Rock A Hula Baby,

    BBC,-TV, 7.15-8pm, A Pair Of Jacks in which Jack Payne and Jack Jackson get together to discuss and demonstrate various aspects of popular music with Billy Fury, Woolf Phillips and Harry Rabinowitz. Producer: Richard Afton

    In 1961, Benny Hill did a parody, Soap Box Jury where he impersonated David Jacobs and the whole panel. Fred Curry (Pete Murray) and Lady Edgware (Lady Isobel Barnett). There is a shot of all five together. It is on Benny Hill: The Lost Years (2005).

    Programme was 19th in TV ratings, Dec 61

  • 69

    Saturday 26 November 1960


    Panel: Paul Carpenter, Marion Keene, Pete Murray +1


    Records played:
    Excuse Me – Nick Noble
    Sway – Bobby Rydell
    ‘D’ In Love – Cliff Richard
    Baby Baby – Jack Scott

  • 71

    Saturday 10 December 1960


    Panel: Larry Adler, Susan Franks, Godfrey Winn +1


    Records played:
    With You – Keith Kelly (mystery guest) HIT

  • 72

    Saturday 17 December 1960


    Panel: Arthur Askey, Tony Osborne, Barbara Shelley, Anne Shelton


    Records played:
    Wonderland by Night – Bert Kämpfert HIT

  • 229

    Saturday 21 December 1963


    Panel: Alma Cogan, Angela Douglas, Rolf Harris, Mitch Murray


    Producer: Neville Wortman


     

  • 230

    Saturday 28 December 1963


    Panel: Polly Elwes, Matt Monro, Jimmy Savile +1


    Producer: Neville Wortman (5-4)


    Records played:
    My Baby Left Me – Dave Berry (Decca) HIT
    Dumb Head – Sharades (Decca) MISS
    Don’t Blame Me – Frank Ifield (Columbia) MISS
    I Just Don’t Understand – Cresters (HMV) HIT
    As Usual – Brenda Lee (Brunswick) HIT
    Song Of Mexico – Tony Meehan (Decca) MISS
    I’m Talkin’ About You – Jackie Lynton (Piccadilly) HIT
    My Special Dream – Shirley Bassey (Columbia) HIT
    Diana – Bachelors (Decca) MISS


    Dumb Head also recorded by Ginny Arnell. Judging by ad in RR, KPM had faith in this song. It was produced by Joe Meek and the Sharades were the Ladybirds.

    Matt’s wife Mickie had given him a special present for Christmas – Craig Douglas’ version of From Russia With Love.